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John Chew
Works at Poslfit, Inc.
Attends University of Toronto
Lives in Toronto, ON
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For those of us who like our information in old-fashioned printed form and not new-fangled video, here's a link to the BSTJ article that appears in this video:

http://alcatel-lucent.com/bstj/vol39-1960/articles/bstj39-4-995.pdf
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Next time, I'll use a larger console font!
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A few technical thoughts on why Valett's approach to reassigning SCRABBLE tile values is flawed; constructive criticism welcome.
Valett is an open source software tool for calculating fair values for letters in word games, developed by Joshua Lewis and announced on his blog in late 2012. Here are some mostly technical thoughts ...
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Every 5-10 years, mainly in conjunction with the publication of a new edition of the MWCD.
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Live-blogging the 2012 National School SCRABBLE Championship at http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2012/nssc/build/index.html
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How to get from the Baan Silom Soi 3 Hotel to the hotel at the venue for the 2014 King's Cup
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Joshua Lewis and I will be demonstrating a Valett-scored Scrabble game tomorrow from about 13:15 ET / 18:15 UTC (about 23 hours from now). The game will be broadcast at the NASPA website at http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/games/valett and also here in a Hangout.
Recorded Games. Back to Main Page · Valett Challenge Board Game #2: Joshua Lewis vs. John J. Chew, III (dry run). HASBRO is the owner of the registered SCRABBLE® trademark in United States and Canada....
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If you're talking about when I played VIEWER, yes, I did take into the account the amount by which I estimated that I would be increasing my opponent's average turn score compared to playing elsewhere.
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Two media contacts have asked to be informed when the event takes place. We'll be doing a dry run tomorrow (Monday) afternoon local time, then the actual game most likely on Friday afternoon.
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WSC 2013 Team Canada qualification standings are now online.
Part of the North American SCRABBLE Players Association web site.
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Done.
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Having fun updating results.
Go to: Scoreboard Commentary Games Players Standings Photos tsh Reports Prizes. Back to DO 2012 Home Page. DO 2012 Live Coverage. [ ]. The 2012 Dallas Open takes place on March 16-18, 2012 at 7800 Alp...
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SCRABBLE is the free iOS app of the week at Starbucks stores in Canada. Can't make it to a Starbucks store? Message me for a download code, valid only to Canadian app store users.
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Occupation
Mathematician, Scrabble consultant
Employment
  • Poslfit, Inc.
    Vice-president, 2009 - present
  • North American SCRABBLE Players Association
    Copresident, 2009 - present
  • NASPA
    Mathematician, Scrabble consultant, present
  • Sony Canada
  • Berger-Levrault
  • AIS
  • NCR
  • University of Toronto
  • Trigraph
  • Sony
  • National SCRABBLE Association
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Currently
Toronto, ON
Previously
Toronto, ON - Buffalo, NY - Toronto, ON, CAN - Paris, France - Nancy, France - Tsukuba, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Mathematician, Scrabble consultant
Introduction
I am a mathematician interested in meta-Fibonacci sequences, I organize Scrabble tournaments of all sizes up to the World Championship, am married and have two sons.

I have been working as a computer programmer since 1979, and designed my first web apps in 1991.

I am also interested in gardening, photography, genealogy, philology, typography and board games. 
Bragging rights
I currently share the world record for highest-scoring tournament Scrabble game ending in a tie: 502.
Education
  • University of Toronto
    present
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Toronto Schools
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John James Chew